Confession with a sentence of Xavier Gestini, who was brought from life to death on March 17th, 1785, whose head was placed on the gallows, and whose body was displayed on the wheel.

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Confession with a sentence of Xavier Gestini, who was brought from life to death on March 17th, 1785, whose head was placed on the gallows, and whose body was displayed on the wheel.

Description

Urgicht sammt Urtheil über den in dem dem gemeinschäftlichen Zuchthaus Buchloe Puncto Divagationis et Robariæ processierten Xaveri Gestini oder sogenennten Reunfingerle: welcher den 17ten März 1785 durch das Schwerdt vom Leben zum Tod gebracht, dessen Kopf auf den Galgen gesteckt, der Körper aber auf das Rad geflochten wurde. Title from cover; "Gedruckt bey Joh. Friderich Ott, burgl. Buchdrucker."

Source

Michigan State University Library Special Collections XXHV6453.G3U742 1785

Publisher

Joh. Friderich Ott

Date

1785

Format

Fraktur. [6] p.; 21 cm.

Language

German

Coverage

Landsberg

Abstract

Xaveri Gestini was a 28 year-old, single, Catholic man. He had a history of stealing and robbing and had prior convictions. Here he confessed to commiting highway robbery and assaulting two travelers in 1781. He was convicted of those crimes and was sentenced to be beheaded. He head was to be stuck on the gallows while his body was to be woven through and displayed on the wheel.

Date Created

1785

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Reference

Confession with a sentence of Xavier Gestini, who was brought from life to death on March 17th, 1785, whose head was placed on the gallows, and whose body was displayed on the wheel., Joh. Friderich Ott, 1785

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“Confession with a sentence of Xavier Gestini, who was brought from life to death on March 17th, 1785, whose head was placed on the gallows, and whose body was displayed on the wheel. ,” "Poor Sinners' Pamphlets", accessed November 17, 2019, http://courses.cal.msu.edu/al340ss16/psp/items/show/132.

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